Canada’s workforce older, more educated and diverse

Statistics Canada census numbers detail the changing makeup of Canada’s workplaces
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/03/2003

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ithin 10 years, nearly one in five Canadian workers will be 55 or older and employers will be almost entirely dependent on immigrant workers to grow their labour force, according to a new census analysis from Statistics Canada.

While the data confirm much of what HR professionals have been observing — the workforce is getting older, more educated and increasingly comprised of immigrant Canadians — they also provide detailed pictures of just how much the Canadian workforce has changed in the past 10 years as well as a look at the changes coming in the future.